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Objectives

  • To enhance students' knowledge of the prairie through independent observations of visual materials, particularly historical photographs.

  • To teach students the principles of using visual materials as sources of information.


Activity Summary

Students will examine a photograph of the unique compass plant. Clues to interpretation of the photograph will lead them to discover the natural properties of this interesting plant. Because the lower leaves of the plant orient themselves north and south, pioneers used the plant as a way of orienting themselves directionally while traversing the prairies.


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Viewing a Photograph
Tips on what to look for when examining a photograph.

Photo Analysis Guide Worksheet

 

 
   
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Teacher's Overview Quick Facts Scavenger Hunt
A Prairie Problem Build A Prairie History Detective
Mystery Photo Who Was Albert Lea?
Albert's Great Adventure National Standards
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